Og Mandino Quotes
Who is Og Mandino?
|Born||December 12, 1923|
|Died||September 03, 1996|
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“A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.”
“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
“Cherish each hour of this day for it can never return.”
“Competition will always place your life in the hands of others, while initiative gives you the freedom to choose your own destiny.”
“Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.”
“Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.”
“Every one should be wealthy, if only for a day, so that each might realize that being rich is not the ideal condition that most believe it is. ”
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“Failure will never overtake you if your determination to succeed is strong enough.”
“Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.”
“He who worries about calamities suffers them twice over.”
“How do I change?
If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.”
“I am convinced that the greatest legacy we can leave our children are happy memories.”
“I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person.”
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
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“I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult... I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.”
“I would rather try to succeed and fail than try to do nothing and succeed.”
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“Call me idealistic, but the genesis of great companies is answering simple questions that change the world, not the desire to become rich.”
“It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you.”
“It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.”
“Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat... Never take yourself too seriously.”
“Men don’t fail; they give up trying.”
“Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit.”
“Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!”
“Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business.”
“Never feel shame for trying and failing, for he who never failed is he who never tried.”
“Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities.”
“Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it.”
“Nothing will make us so charitable and tender to the faults of others, as, by self-examination, thoroughly to know our own.”
“Obstacles are necessary for success because in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.”
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“Often it is not the wrong start but the wrong stop that makes the difference between success and failure.”
“One must know that in whatever he does he is moving forward toward a goal. Aimlessness is the worst enemy of success. One can hardly feel successful in a bog. But as long as one has purpose he feels that his energies and creative thought are taking him somewhere, and there is satisfaction in the journey just as there is despair whenever we feel, as we often insightfully put it, that we are getting nowhere.”
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“In fact, how you allocate your own resources can make your life turn out to be exactly as you hope or very different from what you intend.”